When you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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I went downstairs to check the progress of the husband’s basement project yesterday and it was not going well.

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Nope. Not well at all.

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I stood unnoticed, chortling while I watched him attempt to wrangle trifold insulation into a corner by himself. It was quite amusing, but I took pity on the poor guy after a few minutes and lent a hand.

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You’ll notice he bought a new toy. After the first low velocity hammer tool wasn’t strong enough.. he upgraded.

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This thing is basically a small gun that fires explosive rounds to propel nails into hard surfaces. In this case, concrete.

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And while my husband is (we never say was) a Marine and familiar with weapons, his usage of this tool made me a little nervous.

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The video doesn’t do justice to the noise. But trust me, that thing is loud.

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And best observed from a safe distance.

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I have to laugh that our entire cellar is a junk filled mess except for this one little corner. But he’s determined to put a ceiling, insulation and shelves throughout so I’m not complaining.

Much. Or within earshot….

😉

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21 thoughts on “When you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.”

  1. When I get involved in ambitious projects, I remind myself how beautiful it is in my mind. It could be beautiful in yours, too. And of course it’s “is” and never “was”. That’s the Semper in Semper Fi.

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  2. From this crusty old soldier’s viewpoint, sure looks like this Marine has everything under control. You are just looking at it from the wrong angle. Try the glass-half-full angle: the house did not burn down; the four walls are still erect; the foundation has not fallen into a sinkhole, and Noah is not asking him to build an ark.

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  3. This is his love language. He loves you to the moon and back, heck, as far as Pluto and beyond. What a wonderful husband you have – but I don’t need to tell you that. The other benefit is that there won’t be dark crevices to try and find his stuff. It’ll still be there, but hopefully it won’t look so chaotic.

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  4. Much. Or within earshot. LOL!!

    I’m not proficient with a gun, so I don’t carry one or have one beside my bed, but I should look into a nail gun….I could do some damage to an intruder!!

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